A new era of gaming starts for Microsoft on October 17th since its long waited Mixed Reality gear and apps are getting released. With it a 5 minute preview of Halo named Halo: Recruit will be released for free on Windows Store.
Kiki Wolfkill, member of 343 Industries shared her opinion on Halo: Recruit via Halowaypoint:
“Let’s be clear, this isn’t a game or even a part of a game – it is a light introduction to the world of Halo and some of its most iconic characters … oh, and its weapons and maybe a Warthog. The point is, it was a chance for usto start to play with Microsoft’s amazing new technology and for you to get to stand toe-to-toe with an Elite (yes, I may have whimpered a little my first time in). “
Kiki also hinted that we may see more Mixed Reality titles from 343 Industries even though we don’t know if they’ll be Halo related.
“Our 5-minute Halo experience will be available for fans to try in Microsoft Stores, and as a free download from the Windows Store, on Oct. 17 (you will of course, need to have a Windows MR headset to play). “Halo Recruit” was developed in partnership with our good friends, Endeavor One. Endeavor One is a small powerhouse studio with deep ties to Halo; I’ll let you look them up, but it was fantastic to get to experiment in this space with them.
What’s next? This was a great opportunity for us to work with Alex and his Windows Mixed Reality team; we’re inspired and excited to do more which Alex and Bonnie may have hinted at already ;-). Until then, we invite you to genuinely step into the world of Halo with us with “Halo Recruit.”
Microsoft announced that all their new Mixed Reality headsets will be able to support SteamVR applications and developers will be provided access to the Windows Mixed Reality SteamVR preview so they can try out their experiences. This holiday, consumers will get access to this preview.